Scratch to Python – Online Programming Course
Support learners to use the thinking & programming skills they learnt in Scratch in text-based programming languages like Python.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for teachers and volunteers who are supporting young learners (usually 7-14 year olds) transition from Scratch to Python programming. You should have experience programming in both Scratch and Python. If you need to learn to use Python, you can use our Programming 101: An Introduction to Python for Educators course.
What topics will you cover?
Tools to support children’s transition from block-based to text-based programming
Programming and thinking skills in Scratch
Basic skills in Python programming language
Simple error messages in Python syntax, and how to debug code
Understanding the power of text-based programming and what you can create with it
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Explore how you can transfer programming and thinking skills from Scratch to Python
Develop how you teach basic skills in the Python programming language
Identify how to help learners understand simple error messages in Python syntax and debug code
Reflect on the power of text-based programming and what your learners can create
Produce tools to support children’s transition from block-based to text-based programming